AEP Names Cox Senior Vice President And Chief Human Resources Officer
Cox will have responsibility for strategically aligning human resources functions and processes in support of AEP's overall business strategy including oversight of employee relations, leadership and organization development, culture and diversity, benefits and compensation, operations, wellness and productivity for AEP's 18,000 employees. He will report to
"Julius has extensive experience in our industry, particularly related to organizational transitions in times of significant change. He helped to lead a successful culture transformation at Dynegy that positioned the organization for success following restructuring. His leadership also enabled Dynegy to successfully manage significant business challenges within the volatile competitive energy space," Hillebrand said.
"Tracy has built a very strategic, high-performing team during her time leading our human resources organization. We will greatly miss her contributions and wish her all the best in her retirement," Hillebrand said.
Cox, 47, comes to AEP with more than 20 years of human resources experience in the energy industry. He was most recently executive vice president and chief transformation officer for Dynegy where he led a strategic transformation initiative designed to make the company more competitive. Previously, Cox was Dynegy's chief administrative officer with responsibility for human resources, information technology, business services, investor relations, regulatory and governmental affairs and communications. Cox joined Dynegy in 2001 as a human resources director and held progressive leadership roles in human resources.
Before joining Dynegy, Cox was a consultant at Arthur Andersen and worked in human resources roles at
A native of
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